November 14, 2013

Well Maybe, and Just for a Year

1 Obama: You Can Perhaps Keep Health Insurance

President Obama is trying to make good on his promise to let Americans keep their individual health insurance plans, but only for a year. The action was taken after much public uproar, and even a verbal reminder from former President Bill Clinton, who told Obama to "honor his commitment" to let people keep their plans. Despite Obama's promise that those who like their health plans would be able to keep them, millions of people received cancellation notices because their plans failed to meet the requirements of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). The administration is simply allowing insurance companies to continue the plans for one more year. People may be able to keep plans for one more year, but companies won't be required to renew the cancelled plans, and some states may not allow it.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Even President Obama Scoops Dog Poop

Tags: Obamacare Website Problems, Cancelled Health Insurance Plans, Affordable Care Act Problems, Like Insurance Keep It

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Shifting of Prescriptions

2 Guidelines Updated for Statin Cholesterol Med

New cholesterol guidelines are focused on lowering risk of heart disease and stroke instead of achieving target cholesterol levels. The new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology mean that statins are no longer recommended for some people, but are now recommended for others. The updated guidelines focus on a person's overall risk for stroke and heart disease, and drug treatment is suggested only those with high risk. If the 10-year risk for heart disease and stroke is 7.5 percent or more, drug treatment is recommended. Statins are also recommended for anyone with one or more of the following risks: heart disease, diabetes, LDL greater than 190. For those who need to lower cholesterol without drugs, lifestyle and behavior management is advised.

More at New York Times | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Experimental Thyroid Drug Reduces Cholesterol

Tags: Preventing Heart Attacks, Who Should Take Statins, New Cholesterol Guidelines, Updated Statin Guidelines, Target Cholesterol Levels

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